Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Penegor elected head of organization serving special needs population
Frankfort, Ky. – Lexington resident Barbara Penegor, manager of the Kentucky Talking Book Library at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), has been named president of the Southern Conference of Librarians Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped (SCLBPH). The Southern Conference is one of four regional conferences in the Library of Congress Talking Books Network and includes libraries from Kentucky, Virginia, Texas and Arkansas.
Penegor has been a member of the organization since 2001, serving on the Resolutions Committee in 2005 and as vice president/president elect from 2009-2011. She hosted the regional conference in Louisville in 2009 and 2011 and will serve as president through 2013.
“The purpose of the Conference is to promote high quality library service for the blind and physically disabled and to exchange ideas and concepts which will result in improved library service for these populations,” said Penegor. “Being active in SCLBPH gives me the opportunity to work more closely with the other Talking Book librarians in the south, my counterparts in the other three regions, and with Talking Books Network staff.”
KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained, and made accessible. For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services visit www.kdla.ky.gov or call 502-564-8300 ext. 315.